Why Bonsai is the Perfect New Hobby to Try During Coronavirus

  1. Begin your bonsai hobby with a tree that is suitable for your environment. Think about your climate and whether you want your tree to live indoors or outdoors. For bonsai, freezing temperatures are problematic; if you live in a cold winter climate, research the species of trees that are best adapted to your conditions. If you plan to grow your bonsai tree indoors, select a species that is ideal for the amount of light you plan to provide. Many bonsai enthusiasts grow trees outdoors during the warmer months and protect them indoors during colder months.
  2. Buy your tree from a reputable source to ensure you start with a healthy plant. A good source should be able to provide details about where the plant came from and how and where to grow the bonsai. Buying from big-box stores can be cheap, but often the plants are imported and become weak during transit.
  3. Learn the basics of bonsai care. Pick up a modern and up-to-date basics book (we recommend “The Little Book of Bonsai” by Jonas Dupuitch); and attend online workshops. Bonsai care is easier than taking care of a cat. Paying attention to the tree on a regular basis is your best bet for ensuring that growth remains healthy and your plant stays happy. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can take the steps to make your tree into a beautiful bonsai.

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Dory Schrader

Dory Schrader

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Mother, Runner, Lifelong Learner, Marketing Leader, Problem Solver. co-Founder of Bonsaify